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May 20, 2014
07:16 EDTEW, MDTEdwards, Medtronic agree to global transcatheter valve litigation settlement
Edwards Lifesciences (EW) announced that the company has reached an agreement with Medtronic (MDT) to settle all outstanding patent litigation between the companies, including cases related to transcatheter heart valves. The agreement will result in the dismissal of all pending cases or appeals in courts and patent offices worldwide, and includes a provision that the parties will not litigate patent disputes with each other in the field of transcatheter valves for the eight-year duration of the agreement. Under the terms of a patent cross-license agreement that is part of the settlement, Medtronic will make a one-time payment to Edwards of $750M. Additionally, Medtronic will pay Edwards quarterly license royalty payments through April 2022. These payments will be based on a percentage of Medtronic CoreValve sales, subject to a minimum annual payment of $40M. Edwards will contribute $50M from the settlement to the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation to support efforts to improve patient care, raise disease awareness and educate clinicians, such as through its Every Heartbeat Matters philanthropic program.
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May 27, 2015
10:01 EDTMDTOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Abbott (ABT) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Aldeyra (ALDX) initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital... Black Stone Minerals (BSM) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Boston Scientific (BSX) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Cidara Therapeutics (CDTX) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Coach (COH) initiated with an Underweight at BB&T... Diplomat Pharmacy (DPLO) initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James... EPIRUS (EPRS) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Enviva (EVA) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... General Finance Corp (GFN) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Hortonworks (HDP) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Jarden (JAH) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Kate Spade (KATE) initiated with a Buy at BB&T... Medtronic (MDT) initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI... MoneyGram (MGI) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Opexa Therapeutics (OPXA) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Paratek Pharmaceuticals (PRTK) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Progenics (PGNX) initiated with a Buy at BTIG... Rite Aid (RAD) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... St. Jude Medical (STJ) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Starwood Waypoint (SWAY) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... Talen Energy (TLN) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Ulta Salon (ULTA) initiated with a Buy at Buckingham... Vipshop (VIPS) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Virtu Financial (VIRT) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Vista Outdoor (VSTO) initiated with a Buy at Wunderlich... ZELTIQ (ZLTQ) initiated with a Buy at Northcoast... eBay (EBAY) initiated with a Buy at Topeka.
06:05 EDTMDTAcacia subsidiary signs settlement agreement with Covidien LP
Acacia Research's (ACTG) Advanced Skeletal Innovations and Bonutti Skeletal Innovations subsidiaries have entered into a settlement agreement with Covidien (COV) LP f/k/a Tyco Healthcare Group, a subsidiary of Medtronic (MDT). The agreement resolves litigation that was pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
May 26, 2015
17:45 EDTMDTMedtronic initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI
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09:54 EDTMDTMedtronic looking for deals in China, WSJ reports
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May 21, 2015
20:04 EDTMDTMedtronic CEO sees untapped potential in India, Times of India says
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May 20, 2015
09:34 EDTMDTMedtronic announces new data for drug-coated balloon
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07:16 EDTMDTLeerink to hold a booth tour at EuroPCR
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05:30 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences announces outcomes for patients treated with SAPIEN 3 valve
Edwards Lifesciences announced that 30-day outcomes for intermediate-risk patients treated transfemorally with the SAPIEN 3 transcatheter aortic valve at centers in Europe and Canada demonstrated very low mortality and stroke rates, and no severe paravalvular leaks. These independently adjudicated data are consistent with the outcomes recently reported in a similar study of 1,000 patients treated at 51 centers in the United States. In the multi-center study of 101 intermediate-risk patients, all-cause mortality was 1 percent. The frequency of other important complications was also low: the disabling stroke rate was 2 percent, major vascular complications were 2 percent and the permanent pacemaker rate was 4 percent. The investigators also noted that the SAPIEN 3 valve had excellent hemodynamic performance, with very low incidence of significant paravalvular regurgitation, as only 2.3 percent of patients had moderate paravalvular leaks and there were no reports of severe leaks.
May 19, 2015
09:21 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences voluntarily pauses enrollment for Fortis clinical program
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08:48 EDTEWEdwards Lifesciences reports positive results from treatment with SAPIEN 3
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08:40 EDTMDTMedtronic sees FY15 revenue $20.3B, may not compare to consensus $28.15B
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08:40 EDTMDTMedtronic sees Q4 adjusted EPS at upper half of $1.08-1.13, consensus $1.10
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May 18, 2015
09:27 EDTMDTMedtronic announces study results showing CRT system optimizes treatment
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May 15, 2015
13:33 EDTMDTMedtronic: TYRX antibacterial envelope reduces cardiac device infection rates
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08:12 EDTMDTMedtronic Micra TPS meets initial safety, performance measures
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May 14, 2015
13:34 EDTMDTMedtronic: Micra transcatheter pacemaker meets initial safety measures in study
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13:31 EDTMDTMedtronic says Evera MRI ICD study meets safety, efficacy endpoints
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09:41 EDTMDTLeerink medical devices analyst holds a cardiology luncheon meeting
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